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VF1000 / Re: VF1000R oil burner
« on: March 22, 2018, 08:02:34 pm »
I had same thing last year with the boldor I rebuilt, it too hadn't run for a number of years before I got it started, when I did, the engine ran smoke free with the old oil in and had good compression, but when I put new oil in it it blue smoked, I removed the exhaust to have a look at the exhaust valves, they had previously been clean and dry, they were now showing signs of oil running down the stems, the bike still showed good compression, so I assumed it was just the stem seals that needed replacing, BIG MISTAKE, after removing and rebuilding the cylinder heads, new stem seals, re seated valves, it still blue smoked..
So, removed engine again, complete strip down, turned out to be the oil scraper rings stuck in, the compression rings were only just in service limit too,
My thoughts are that the bike ran smoke free with the old dirty oil in as it couldn't get past the oil ring, but the new clean oil did, and I also think oil getting past the oil ring gave a false compression reading..

finally, after all that, I started the engine, the blue smoke was swapped for grey smoke, which turned out to be the pilot screws which needed adjusting.   

In the Shed / Re: Carb issue
« on: March 16, 2018, 01:22:58 am »
hi paul,

I used to use a 7mm socket rammed onto the short end of a quarter inch allen key, 

Events and Meets / Re: Hulme End 2018
« on: March 06, 2018, 09:28:31 pm »
hi martin,
yes as far as I know the Hulme end meet will be going ahead as usual, not sure if I am doing the camping or going for the luxury B&B option at the manifold inn.

Forum Picture Gallery / Re: VF1000RE ready at last
« on: March 03, 2018, 08:26:09 pm »
top job gary, it looks superb.

In the Shed / Re: Carb issue
« on: February 27, 2018, 02:05:43 am »
Hi Paul...
I've had this happen a few time.. it's nearly always the  front right cylinder.. it's always been the float valves either not sealing or on one occasion the float was actually stuck..

In the Shed / Re: gascap lock broken, alternative for vf1000
« on: February 09, 2018, 07:04:57 am »
Hi trabbart..

The vf750f and the cbx750fe used the same fuel filler cap as the vf1000...  There is one tatty cbx750fe cap on eBay at the moment.. you can also get an aftermarket one from Japan/ China brand new for about £15, it doesn't look exactly the same but may do untill an original turns up..

Forum Picture Gallery / Re: My VF1000FF
« on: January 20, 2018, 02:11:19 pm »
Hi Andy.
Yes.. there's normally a good turn out at squires on the Thursday classic evenings.. I tend to drop in a few times over the summer..
We have in the past had a sort of pre season vf1000 get together there.. not sure if that' will happen this year as the Scotland trip is quite early..

Forum Picture Gallery / Re: My VF1000FF
« on: January 18, 2018, 08:34:58 am »
Hi Andy,
That's a cracking looking vf,  I'm sure it will fetch you many hours of enjoyment,  I noticed from your other
 Post your from the Morley area,  it's a small world, I'm from just down the M1 in Barnsley , do  you ever get over to squires ?

Hi Greg,
The paper washers are standard and should be on both discs.... Although I couldn't sware to it I've always believed they were to do with heat expansion of the disc under braking.

Events and Meets / Re: Scottish trip
« on: November 12, 2017, 09:57:29 am »
Yep.. those dates are good for me.. can't wait.

Events and Meets / Re: stafford show oct 2017
« on: October 10, 2017, 08:48:53 pm »
ok bif,
the wall of death.... then find a brew lol

Events and Meets / Re: stafford show oct 2017
« on: October 10, 2017, 08:36:48 pm »
hi all,
myself and philjo will be getting to the show for about 9.00ish, marmite is manning the cx500 stand so will be otherwise engaged till around mid morning/ lunch time,
bif, gary, have you any plans,

Events and Meets / Re: stafford show oct 2017
« on: October 04, 2017, 07:11:08 pm »
yep, saturday is good for me..

VF1000 / Re: puzzled
« on: October 01, 2017, 07:09:09 pm »
Bloody hell windy.... you don't have much luck.

Events and Meets / stafford show oct 2017
« on: September 30, 2017, 08:03:40 pm »
anyone going to the stafford show 14th/15th october,

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